Nurse Aide

Program of Study

Nurse Aide

Curriculum
Direct to Work
Offered in the Classroom

About the Program

In as little as four weeks, you can obtain the necessary training to become a certified nurse aide (CNA) in the state of Colorado. Nurse aides provide the most fundamental patient care in hospitals, hospice care, home health care and long-term care facilities while under the supervision of a registered nurse. Nurse aides have an enormous and lasting impact on their patients/clients. 

This program is designed around YOU! This five-credit certificate is offered during the day and evening, in 7 or 15 weeks respectively, and is available at either our downtown Denver campus (Auraria Campus) or our Lowry location (Health Sciences at Lowry). We are offering two 7-week classes and one 15-week class this fall on the Auraria campus, and four 7 week classes at Lowry, so check out the schedule of classes. In addition, this program is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the Colorado Nurse Aide Certification Exam.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019!

Application Deadline
Classes Start
Monday, August 12th, 2019, at midnight
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
           
Upon acceptance into the fall semester nurse aide classes, please plan to attend one of the mandatory nurse aide orientations on Monday, August 5th or Monday, August 12th, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at CCD's Center for Health Sciences at Lowry.

Accreditation

This program is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the Colorado Nurse Aide Certification Exam.

Course & Program Fees

Please be aware that this program is five-credits and therefore not financial aid eligible. Due to this restriction, once you have been accepted into the nurse aide program, you must either pay in full or make payment arrangements to pay for the course.

The estimates provided here apply only to Colorado residents and are subject to change. You must live in the state of Colorado for at least one continuous year prior the first day of classes to be eligible for in-state tuition. The actual costs for the program will vary, depending on the

  • tuition & fee changes for each year, *(Students taking classes only at Lowry will not be charged for the same fees as those students taking classes on the Auraria Campus.)
  • the amount available from the College Opportunity Fund (COF), and
  • cost of immunizations, uniforms, shoes, gait belt and wrist-watch costs.

Nurse Aide Course Costs

Tuition & Fees AMOUNT
Resident Tuition $1,169.50
COF Stipend $<425.00>
* Fees $358.72
Student Tuition & Fees Cost Sub-Total $1,103.22

 Associated Course Costs

Tuition & Fees AMOUNT
Castle Branch Background Check Package Code: OM22 $34.20
Immunizations obtained through Auraria Health Center (TB Skin Test & Flu Shot) $5.00
Scrubs (Must be ordered through Crazy Scrubs and needs to be pewter gray color) $64.00
Gait Belt (required for clinical experience) $8.00
NNAAP Exam (written) $50.00
NNAAP Exam (skills) $85.00
Textbook & Workbook (both are required) $64.00
Associated Course Cost Sub-Total (approximate) $310.20
Total Cost of Course (Approximate) $1,413.42

Scholarships are now available for short certificates at CCD. Please visit the scholarship website and see if you are eligible.

Financial Aid Eligibility

**This program is not eligible for federal student aid.**

Scholarships are now available for short certificates at CCD. See if you qualify here. Also view more scholarships and apply.